Ancient Sicyon Hiking Trail

General information

The Ancient Sicyon hiking trail is a hiking trail, with many meters of altitude, but goes downhill from Kryoneri most of the time.
It has a lot of nature and culture to offer and is therefore highly recommended. The beginning is in Kryoneri and the end point at the amphitheatre in Sicyon, the cradle of theatre, where the world’s first theatre was performed around 400-300 BC. In addition, in Sicyon there is also a historical museum, right next to the theatre.

Komoot route

  • Distance: 12 km (one way)
  • Duration: 150 minutes (one way)
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Hiking gear: walking boots or hiking sandals, water bottle, a hat, trekking poles (if you need extra support)
  • Attractions: Amphitheatre, fantastic view, Ancient city Sicyon

The path goes past the cemetery, in the direction of the Junction. The view from there is already a foretaste of the further tour down to Sicyon, because the largest part of the way you will have a look at the Gulf of Corinth.

On the first kilometers the hiking trail still leads above the Elisson river which is surrounded by a very beautiful
mixed forest, past rock walls of porous rock that look spectacular. A little further on
the trail then crosses the Elisson River, which is why waterproof shoes are highly recommended, and continues
through the olive groves below Kryoneri. After that the path goes along a gorge, where over thousands of years the water has made its way to the sea. The vegetation and rock structure in this area is very different from that along the Elisson River. The variety is definitely a point that distinguishes the path. The rocks and cliffs in the middle part of the trail are breathtaking and towards the Gulf of Corinth you can see the plateau plains around Kiato. There the trail passes above the Monastery of Saint Stephen and then creeps out towards the end, through apricot fields to Sicyon.